New RMC Foundation banner stresses resilience and sustainability themes

The RMC Research and Education Foundation is now the Concrete Advancement Foundation, a change Executive Director Julie Garbini announced last month at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas. Foundation Trustees approved the move to better reflect their organization’s body of work, which for three decades has helped propel sustainability and resilience in the…

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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute elected new directors during its 2019 convention: Matt Ballain, Coreslab Structures; Jenny Frost, Wells Concrete; Harry Gleich, Metromont Corp.; Matt Graf, International Concrete Products; Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group; Bob Pabst, High Concrete Group; Jay Stracener, Precast Erectors; and, Randy Wilson, Meridian Brick.

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Research raises questions on minimum CM specs, supports paste-to-void ratio rationale

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A recent report on results of concrete mixtures testing at National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s College Park, Md., research laboratory underscores optimized cement paste volume and paste-to-void ratio as key factors behind fresh and hardened specimens’ improved performance characteristics.

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